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.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problems stocking. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshoremen's union and the shipping companies are deadlocked over a proposal to cut royalties paid to 15,000 dock workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would affect 15 ports on the east and gulf coasts, including new york, baltimore, miami and houston. the ports handle nearly 50% of all oceangoing container shipments to the united states. some estimate a shutdown could cost a billion dollars a day in delayed shipments and lost work along
back. doctors in houston are trying to bring down a stubborn fever in the oldest-living former president. we're talking about george h.w. bush. more than a month ago the 88-year-old bush has been in houston's methodist hospital since november 7th. we learned yesterday he was moved into icu on sunday in guarded condition. what does that mean? our dr. sanjay gupta explains. >> when i take care of patients in the intensive care unit, when we say they are guarded, that means we're keeping an eye on several different things. that could be the lungs, could be someone's kidney function, could be neurological status. we don't know what this particularly means with the former president, but we need around-the-clock monitoring. all of his vital signs and there are things we're trying to prevent from going in the wrong direction. >> miguel march kwez has more from houston. >> reporter: the first thing the family wants people to know is that he's doing okay despite this long stint in the hospital. a spokesman says they want to thank everybody from around the world for sending in their thou
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
, 88-year-old george h.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston where he's been since last month battling a bad cough. the former president now has a persistent fever. bob orr joins us now from washington with details. bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, a spokesman for the bush family says that former president george h.w. bush is in "guarded condition," with that stubborn fever you mentioned that's not responding well to tylenol. the 88-year-old former president is on a liquid diet, and tonight he's in an intensive care unit at the houston hospital where he's been battling bronchitis and a series of setbacks over the past month or so. the spokesman said mr. bush's condition seems a little bit worse than it was on sunday, but he noted at the same time it's a bit better than it was yesterday. we're told he doesn't have very much energy, but his doctors are said to be "cautiously optimistic," and they believe they have all of his health issues in hand. jim. >> axelrod: thank you, bob. the news is better for south africa's former president, nelson mandela. he was released fr
was traded to the houston rockets in the summer. number four is "the hunger games." the franchise went viral and made jennifer once a superstar. number three is the most talked about story on this network. the election. it is also the number one thing talked about on twitter this year. number two is superstorm sandy. the storm that devastated much of the northeast captured headline after headline. it's part outline government response. at length one of the biggest gatherings of rock musicians ever in last night's fund-raising concert. the number one search story is the death of whitney houston. her shocking death in february had everybody talking. asking questions and remembering legendary singer. playing some of her unforgettable songs. on the top 10, deal with it and of course gangham style, and no, i'm not going to do that dance. coming back with more union news and views from obamacare. insurance companies are threatening major rate hikes. we will have all that matters. uh... whew. [ male announcer ] brk from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery.
as you have whole east coast, all the way around florida into houston? >> i think that is part of it, but unions have worked over the years with management on the contract, what is has been discussed and packages are between the union and management, they are a critical component; if we don't have ports that are operating and moving efficiently they will throw a wrench into the sim, and ha a huge impact. tom: how far into the country? you are talking about the ports issue we showed map down from boston down to houston. but, you were talking about the truckers and so on. look at that, this is a big chunk of the nation, how far inland do they go? will we see retailers shelves that are empty? >> not just localized to the ports, all companies throughout country, importers and exporters rely those ports to move their products in and out, if the strike or shut down goes on for more than a couple of days you will see an impact on retail shelves with products not available later this year, retailers in process of bringing in early spring merchandise in january from, easter shoes on patio fu
this morning. he is in stable condition at houston methodist hospital. he was admitted eight days ago and being treated for bronchitis. the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. bush is 88, the oldest living former president. >>> when it was held in 1988, it was the first ever global health day. well, today marks the 26th world aids day. it's a day designed to support those with hiv and honor the 25 million who have died from the disease in the past three decades. and this year, world aids day continues its mission, getting to zero by 2015. >>> fried rice on capitol hill. we edged a little closer to that fiscal cliff and two very lucky americans are a whole lot rier. a look back now at the week that was. >> the fiscal cliff now just 34 days away. >> we only have a couple weeks to get something done. >> this is not a game. >> i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it me way. >> susan rice faces more backlash. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. >> there are no unanswered questions. >> somebody somewhere is waking up filthy stinking rich. >> l
nation's 41st president spending another night in a houston hospital. we'll check in on his condition. and the tensions in egypt spilling on to u.s. spoil. supporters for and against the egyptian president's power grab of recent days, choosing to square off at the same place, in the united states. we'll show you where they chose to do that. stay with us. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your ris
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in intensive care in houston. ahead, the latest n on his condition. >> we want to update you on the condition of george hw bush who remains at a hospital this houston after a persistent slightly elevated fever. the bush family released a statement. following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, president bush was admitted to the intensive care unit in the intensive care unit on sunday. doctors are cautiously optimistic about the course of treatment and the president is alert and conversing with medical staff and is surrounded by family. the former president is relentlessly positive and joking with doctors and the family said it is confident he will be released from icu. miguel marquez joins us from outside the hospital. what's the latest? >> reporter: he is 88 years old so that is reason to worry. he has been in the hospital now for a little over a month. another reason to worry. he came in with bronchitis or an infection and it turned into this fever that won't go away and they can't quite brick. a spokesperson said they are treating it with tylenol and other means, but he said
.a. and chicago and houston. but she is saying it was a huge mistake, right? >> she is saying it was a huge mistake and took to twitter to apologize to some of her fans. i believe we have a statement there. she's saying i'm not a victim here and i knew what i was doing. i was drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when i was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life. the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression. apparently in her life there was a dark side, a lot of happy things, but dark side, as well. she said after the birth of her first child she went through post-partum depression. and back in 1999, her brother committed suicide -- >> maybe some attention she was looking for. >> could be. >> she also admitted falling on purpose in a home stretch of a race in 2000 in sidney? >> yeah, that has to do with sort of her psyche. she said she didn't want to disappoint her brother. he had just died. so as the 200 meters, runners started passing her, randi, and that's when she
. former president george h. w. bush is back in the hospital in the intensive care unit in houston. a spokesman for the former president saying that he was reunited on sunday after persistent fever and doctors are cautiously optimistic about the course of mistreatment. the president was previously in the hospital last month for bronchitis symptoms. but a spokesman said his cop has improved. former president george h. w. bush in intensive care in houston. we will update you with any other details that we get in the hour. meanwhile, i'm a totally different story, the fiscal cliff is still a big concern for most investors. as the president and congress try to come up with a last-ditch effort to fix the fiscal cliff for the year. the dow jones is down nearly 25 points today. having fallen more than 1.5% over the past week. with details, we have jerry leiby for zacks investment research. here is a big question. if nothing happens, will there be a big seller? >> well, if nothing happens, yes, 547%. but i don't think the question is easy. there's going to be a kick the can solution. the q
been in a houston hospital for a month and since sunday he has been in the intensive care unit treated for a cough and persistent fever. while mr. bush admits he is a bit under the weis about as fl go. a e-mail from his chief of staff, gene becker says quote, is he sick? yes. does owe plan on going anywhere soon? no. but the noted as, would tell you to put the harps back in the closet. gregg: good sense of humor. back to our top story. all eyes on washington where president obama will meet with congressional leaders to make one more attempt to craft a deal to avert looming tax hikes and spending cuts. with most of the hoist members on vacation until sunday night, no plan in sight. how much can actually be accomplished. susan fereccio joins us now. chief congressional correspondent for the "washington examiner". we're seeing dianne feinstein there on the senate floor. it is vacant on the house side. so in truth how much is really going to get done? >> well, gregg, a lot of this negotiations are really taking place between the leadership levels right now. we don't really have to worry ab
is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting broncho
. >>> he has been in the houston hospital for more than a month and now former president george h.w. bush is doing in his intensive care. y more than you . only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> he was hoping to be home by christmas, but former president george h.w. bush is still in afternoon intensive care unit at a houston hospital. the former president has been there since november 23rd. migue miguel, how is he doing? >> reporter: well, his condition is guarded in intensive care and his spokesman said the reason they put him in intensive care is because doctors want to keep track of several things going on with the former president. he ha been here for a lit over a month. he is 8 years old. he has a fever he can't quite kick. they're treating it with things like tylenol and other things. it's not that
storm. another major headline tonight, the record warmth. >> houston and dallas, record highs today, and again tomorrow. atlanta and memphis a touch of a record high. they will be able about one degree short of it. the warmth sticks around for the start of the week. >> ginger zee, thank you. >>> we are going to turn now to the deadly bus crash at the miami airport. tonight, we learn about the driver who never intended to be at the airport at all. his wrong turn proving to be deadly. getting lost and missing signs warning of a low clearance ahead. the unfolding investigation tonight. >> very bloody. everybody had cuts. >> reporter: crews rushed to rescue dozens trapped in the bus moments after a bus plowed into a thick concrete overpass at miami international airport. the force of the impact ripped apart the front of the bus. >> the person didn't know where he was going. >> reporter: firefighters brought out the jaws of life to cut into the metal. more than 30 hurt, including two died. >> we had three people critically injured. >> reporter: across the nation, the industry is under fi
have been bad if potomac, maryland. i was in houston, texas, i've never seen more human beings buying stuff the at galleria. >> what at the apple and other store giving 50% off. all the other stores, no one is there. >> they're doing okay and the parts of the country that are doing okay and i think we forgets that they take this all at one thing and a lotf parts of the country are doing good. >> gary b, a response. >> well, for toby's information, i was actually in rockville, maryland. >> three miles. >> i went out a little bit. no, i think look, we're going to know in a few weeks what the retailers report. toby says they're doing great. i think they're doing horribly. >> they're doing okay. >> and the ones reporting sales are going to have very little profit. >> amazon, i think i'm going to g long, amazon had a record day on friday. >> brenda: okay, we'll end on that note. so you want to know why there's no deal in d.c.? neil's gang says look no further than what santa is haing out in d.c. that's at the bottom of the hour, but up here first. just when you thought this number couldn't
about the role of faith. jole and victoria olsteen of the lakewood church in houston. how are you doing . >> great. thank you good to be here. >> you can't write words to help parents who lose kids like that. nothing you could say to me that would help me. >> it has to be the grace of god to get you through. that's what we deal with situations like that in a big church you feel at a loss. all i can tell you is god has you in the palm of the happened. and some of the families feel the peace. it is sad and tragic, but has a way of giting you through these things . >> it is going to take a lot of time. it is a week before christmas and words can't compless. but just being there. you don't need to stay manage and having people who love you and knowing suppose. >> i don't think i would be forgiving as a christian. i can't imagine this pain. you lose your child and someone kills your kid. i know what jesus did on the cross, but i am not jesus as awe lot of people know. i am showers, i don't know how you do that. >> sean, you never were in thuation and you don't have the grace and fathom that.
.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston for what a spokesman is now describing as a series of setbacks. the 88-year-old is said to be in guarded condition in intensive care, nursing an elevated fever. >>> and we're getting late word that norman schwarzkopf has died. stormin norman was commander during the first gulf war. and he was 78. >>> we turn now to that debate over gun control. last night here, the picture from los angeles, drivers lined up for blocks, returning guns for gift certificates. 2,000 guns returned. barely two weeks now after the newtown shootings, another debate. should teachers be allowed to bring guns to school. in a new poll, it suggests 64% of americans think arming at least one official would be some what effective. tonight, meet the teachers who think they should be armed, too. here's cecilia vega. >> okay, so, now what do i do? >> reporter: the gun is fake, but these utah teachers fear the threat facing their classrooms is very real. today, 200 of those teachers became students -- >> ready to fire. >> reporter: packing a conference room on their holiday break t
an update on the health of president george h.w. bush in the hospital in houston. tonight nbc news has learned that his stubborn fever has gotten worse. he's in the intensive care unit, and doctors have him on a liquid-only diet. the former president, who is 88 years old has been hospitalized with bronchitis since just after thanksgiving. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this wednesday evening, two firefighters who survived after being lured into a deadly trap speak out for the first time. >>> and later, a fashion trend you may have missed. why you might want to look into the eyes of those mannequins. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] a
, one of the greatest voices of her generation, whitney houston, has died. february 11th, 2012, a tragic end for an iconic singer. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, was found dead in a los angeles hotel bathroom. her death was ruled an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. she was just 48. that was one of the biggest entertainment moments of 2012. some might say 2012 was the year of washington versus the rest of us. unemployment, home prices and the stock market all up. even as our nation's leaders failed to get their act together. here are the top ten stories that caught the attention of cnn business correspondent christine romans and ali velshi. >> number ten, apple, the first year without steve jobs and the company is trying to prove under a new ceo that it can still invent things we didn't even know we would wee needed that we would buy faster than anything's been sold in personal technology before. >>> number nine, the u.s. stock market. despite all those worries about the fiscal cliff and
land patriots may be the team to bette beat in the afc. they started strong against houston texas scoring touchdowns on the first three possessions and taking a quick lead. they couldn't over come it. the pats win 42-14. we have an update for you on robert griffin tiii knee injury. coach mike shanahan saying rg 3 has a sprained ligament it's not too bad. he neglected to say if he would play against the cleveland browns this weekend. >> there is something that scarred he loves more than scoring. have you ever thought about something called donkey cheese? they bought a donkey farm in serbia and the entire supply over the year. he plans to use the cheese in his restaurant. >> i love cheese but donkey cheese? >> president obama promised obamacare would save us money? why would it cost every single american 65 more dollars. not a heck of a a lot more. >> now you see them now you don't. amazing technology that would make soldiers invisible. >> 18 minutes before the hour. here's a complete look at headline this is morning. the antenna that will top 1 world trade center making it a whoppi
. from st. louis. >> from michigan. >> jeremy from littleton, colorado. >> from houston. >> from pennsylvania. >> jeffrey from cliffton, new jersey. >> hey, jeff, fox sports employs him on the net, not fox news. nothing to do with us. mike from california. >> you are kidding me, right, mike? you are kidding me. the christmas tree originated in germany thousands of years after jeremiah. as they say on espn, come on, man! >> and thomas, pennsylvania. >> don't take it seriously, tom, i don't believe we are dealing with a ph.d. here. and by the way, miller has some thoughts about psi and his criticism of civiles of american military tomorrow. can't wait for that. and finally the tip of the day. i'm paying for washington d.c. and so are you. we are all paying for this city. our tax money makes it go. so we should take advantage of that. you should bring your kids here. even if they don't want to go, you make them go. washingston a great place to go, great buildings, history everywhere. i love the willard hotel where abraham lincoln stayed before he entered the white house. and georget
longer than any human being in history, saying nothing of being the last. >> houston, the challenger has landed. >> roger, that's super. >> the first thing i remember is looking out at this mountainous valley and realize that i am now where no human being has ever been before. what i am seeing with my eyes had never been seen by human being in the history of mankind. at least that we know. i think one of the most rewarding thing is to share my experience and feelings with other people and try to answer some questions. i've been asked a million times, how does it feel to make that first step on the moon? neil, the first steps had already been taken before i got there, not just by neil but by everyone else who had been there before me. >> i would like to dedicate the first step of apollo 17 to all those who made it possible. >> last man to walk the moon. you look up at the moon. your kids look up, your grandkids look up at the moon. you were the last human being to touch that surface. how does that make you feel? >> humble. and i don't often -- i don't look up at the moon and say man, what
has been -- george h.w. bush is treated for complication from bronchitis and in a hospital in houston. doing better and by all account he is should be home for the holidays. one thing he loves is texas ames football. where his library is. and johnny manziel -- eric is telling me to call him "johnny football" so i'm not sure if his name is johnny football. president bush got a signed football from him. and did heiseman. >> eric: would i lead you wrong? take a look at my favorite governor chris christie. my favorite governor. he got endorsement of labors international union of north america. dana pointed something important out. the "wall street journal" ran a story, corey booker thought to be his biggest challenger for governor of new jersey may look at the new jersey senate seat which would create governor christie to be governor of new jersey. >> greg: i was on a book tour this weekend going through texas, louisiana, oklahoma. bob, pooh. ist at barns and noble -- >> bob: what is the name of the book? >> greg: "joy of hate." the first group, family, waiting in line. look what they are
is improving and moved out of the intensive care unit of the houston hospital where he was being treated for an elevated fever. the 41st hospital has been in the hospital for more than a month now. >>> say good-bye to thumbing through copies of "newsweek" at your doctors office. it will go digital in the new year. you will only be able to download copies of "newsweek" after the 31st. the growing use of tablets continued with weakness in advertising forced the decision. >>> new year's resolutions are a great time to start working out, eating healthier and also a great time to think about your pocketbook and get your finances back on track. i'm joined by mitch reiner. you're an investment adviser at capital investment advisors and your firm, just to give you some street cred. it handles a billion dollars in assets and you're only 32 years old. we can say you know what you're doing. >> everything going on with the fiscal cliff and everything, there's certain issues that everybody faces and you can only control so much. you can't control what's going on in washington every day. so, what can
and in a regular patient room at houston's methodist hospital. >>> nelson mandela was discharged earlier this week and is home resting. he was being treated for a recurring lung infection. >>> the family of a 6-year-old survivor of the newtown shooting is seeking to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state of connecticut. their attorney accuses the state of failing to provide a safe school setting for his client. >>> and a high school student suspended by her school for a poem she wrote expressing her feelings on the newtown shooting is speaking out. >> i never said i understood him. i understood what happened and i feel that things like that happen because people aren't heard. so you know when you are dealing with people who have mental problems, of course, they feel like they are not being heard they are going to go do something like that. >> in a letter to the teenager's mom the school says the poem violated their zero violence policy towards violence. . >>> senate republican leader took to the floor and expressed frustration with negotiations. >> there is no single issue that remains an i
to fame in the same era, i am very sorry to see go whitney houston. we're going to be back with more of our last word holiday show. ♪ ♪ ♪ phyllis, phyll . >>> welcome back to "the last word," holiday party. our new category is the biggest surprise of 2012. karen finney, what was the biggest surprise of 2012. >> that we were able to call the election around 11:00. >> i actually thought it would happen, by the time we got to california, closing time we would know. >> i really thought it would be a much bigger mess, and i didn't think the president would be able to win without us having a debacle in florida, and thankfully we didn't. >> joy reed, what was the big surprise? >> the big surprise was that mitt romney chose paul ryan as his running mate. he is the right guy? but as a democrat, secretly, i was like oh please, pick paul ryan, i didn't think he would do it. >> there were so many reasons not to pick him. >> but he was like ideological, and they crystallized all the things they didn't like about mitt romney, the 47%, voucherizing medicare, all that was crystallizing in one
. but a spokesman said his cop has improved. former president george h. w. bush in intensive care in houston. we will update you with any other details that we get in the hour. meanwhile, i'm a totally different story, the fisca cliff is still a big concern for most investors. as the president and congress try to come up with a last-ditch effort to fix the fiscal cliff for the year. the dow jones is own nearly 25 points today. having fallen more than 1.5% over the past week. with details, we have jerry leiby for zacks investment research. here is a big question. if nothing happens, will there be a big seller? >> well, if nothing happens, yes, 547%. but i don't think the question is easy. there's going to be a kick the can solution. the question really is what are the details? who gets hurt the most, and what exactly is going to come out of consumers pockets with we estimate 1500 at minimum will be the reduced income for the average consumer in 2013. but what else? gerri: okay, hang on. what is that though the traders want to see? you talk about consumers and how they will be teaed. but how will
to herc? >> we're looking at hercules offshore. this is houston, texas, based company in the oil and gas realm. they had positive comments for deutsche bank today. look how the stock closed. up over 5%. they were raised to a buy from a hold. $8 price target up from $4 price target. that is good news there. deutsche bank is saying that they see improved demand. they talk about commodity pricing being favorable for hercules. the one thing i should note that the company's market cap is slightly below one billion. always good to make a note when not a huge company. this is one of the smaller companies in the realm. talk about the fact they're most gas levered names in the gulf of mexico. deutsche bank liking hercules. liz: they have done a great job under very trying circumstance even though they mostly drill natural gas. they were swept up in the bp disaster so. david: i love the stock symbol. hero. always remember the hero. hercules the hero. liz: thanks, nicole. we're weeks away from possible tax hikes for everybody. there is still no debt deal. people are still at least talking. communic
energy out of houston of the israel is cutting cypress and greece in on the deal. there was some confusion or some conflict as to who's exclusive economic zone these gas fields were in. israel got ahead of the conflict and cut greece and cypress into the deal so that they would be partnering with israel to exploit these fields rather than competing with israel. sandra: rapidly developing story. to put it in nato secretary-general rasmussen's words, i think now it is only a matter of time. so we'll continue to follow that story. thanks so much for joining us tonight, chris harmer. >> thank you, pressure sandra. pleasure to be here. sandra: handouts to the wind industry have gone so well so why not give them tens of millions more? notice sarcasm out there. they want to build a wind farm completely out ad sea. are think out to lunch? >>> how rising temperatures are threatening to burr i the multibillion-dollar industry. that's coming up. do you ever have too much money? ♪ . copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advai i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is
, houston, we've got a problem. washington we have a very g problem. not voting on plan b . it must have gone behind the 20 votes that were expected to be lobbed off from speaker boehner's cotroying get that. it makes you wonder how many were part of this avalanche that told the speaker, no way in heck we're going for this. have is the stance we're looking at. it will not be resolved tomorrow. this week. or next week. because remember, you have christmas next week. chances are, knowing these guys as i did do, they will not be keen to work christmas eve, and christmas day, that takes us to next wednesday, only a little more than a week ahead of the government possibly hitting a cliff. are you surprised? not at all. a great tragic comedy, neil, they will keep you in a job for the rest of yourife reporting on that. neil: i am not too shocked. i thought this dismissive you, that house leadership had of their rumbling ranks they would swallow this, i didn't see it, a lot of these tea party congressmen, 80 some odd that help propel john boehner to speaker got alleged against having to do the -
to go home for christmas. president bush has been hospitalized in houston since before thanksgiving with a cough and battling bronchitis. he needs to build up his strength before going back. he is doing physical therapy to get stronger and is in stable condition. >> a warning from a threat in south korea. the nis imissiles can reach the mainland. they discovered evidence of this after the north carolina idea out a banned missile test earlier this month. the big question remains does north korea have mastered re-entry technology which is needed for any cont then that will missile to actually hit a target. i am harris falkner now back to fox files. >>> we are here in grand central terminal in new york city. every day 700,000 people go here which means super dog like holland have an important job to do especially in a post 9-11 world. here is what it takes to become a four-legged hero. >> before they can do this, they all start out like this. >> fox file cameras have a first-hand look at the military working dog program at lack land air force base. it's where puppies learn to become wa
by christmas but former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a houston hospital. he's got an elevated fever. the nation's 41st president is on a liquid diet. he's listed as guarded. he's the 88-year-old bush coping with christmas in the hospital? well, his spokesman quotes him as saying i'm determined not to be grumpy with all of this. >> at least he has a good attitude about it. >>> meanwhile, when a local newspaper pushes a map -- first we'll tell you about a whale because rescuers are racing to save a giant and clearly sick beached whale off breezy point in queens, new york. if that place sounds familiar, it was one of the areas just leveled by hurricane sandy and a fire sparked by the storm. the 50-foot-long whale is believed to be a female humpback whale and experts say the likelihood of it surviving is not just good because the whale appears to be very skinny and weak. >> poor thing. >>> when a local newspaper published a map with the names and addresses of legally registered gun owners, a blogger struck back in a big way and that blogger will join us live coming up.
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was not familiar with the area. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in stable condition at a houston hospital. the 88-year-old is being treated for a lingering cough-related bronchitis. the 41st president has been in and out of the hospital recently from complications resulting from bronchitis. >>> and still no word on who bought the second winning powerball ticket in arizona, although a lot of attention is being paid to this guy. he was in a maryland convenience store, he claimed to have the winning ticket and then he ran out. we haven't seen or heard from him since. >>> the united nations general assembly voted thursday to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. the news was received with celebration in the west bank, but, palestinians face a harsh reality. their borders are mostly controlled by israel. they have competing governments in the west bank and gaza. what's ahead for palestinians and israelis now? let's bring in nbc correspondent martin fletcher who has covered this region longer than any other journalist in the world. just after the u.n. vote, israel and jewi
.w. bush. we're told he's improving and moved out of the intensive care unit at the houston hospital where he was being treated foorn elevated treatment. he was given an extra boost over the phone by the oak ridge boys. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> it was former first lady barbara bush that called the band on friday to request the special performance. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is also feeling better. her spokesman says she'll be back at work this week after spending the past three weeks fighting off what the state department was a stomach flu and a concussion brought on by a fainting spell. doctors grounded her from over seas travel for a few more weeks. she may testimony about the attack on the u.s. diplomatic office in benghazi. >>> i love youtube. can be a huge time waste or a good laugh from the videos there. did you know you can get a job enter sprinterview from that si? we have the story of the football kicker who got noticed by the nfl. >> reporter: it may be the latest youtube sensation. a 28-year-old norweigan, he and his name famous left foot have bee
is in intensive care at a houston hospital, schwarzkopf epitomized -- as american cities try to get guns off the streets pro-gun groups are trying to put them in the hands of teachers. we'll join that debate ahead. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> what does somebody need this for? the answer is there's no reason they need this except they want to kill. >> that was los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa talking about one of the weapons acquired at his city's gun buyback program. los angeles just wrapped up its most successful gun buyback event to date. over 2,000 firearms were turned in. including 75 assault weapo
into class. the gun went off and wounded two other students. but young children are victims, too. in houston last year, a 6-year-old took a loaded handgun to school. the gun went off. three kids were wounded. many in this country say enough is enough. i'm joined tonight by congressman keith ellison of minnesota and msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson. gentlemen, thank you for your time tonight. i'll have an open question to both of you. professor, we'll go with you first. we talk about change in society. what does it take for us to change what we are seeing unfold before our eyes? >> well, ed, our hearts go out to all the victims of this most recent crime and tragedy. the reality is we've got to face the fact that we are addicted to violence in this culture, that at every level we reinforce the notion that violence is an apt resolution of conflict. and beyond that, we've got to deal with the fact that the ready accessibility of guns has led to devastating consequences for untold americans. because it's not only the immediate event that induces traum
at houston methodist hospital and is currently in a regular patient room. the 88-year-old has opinion at the hospital since november 23rd. the former president got a shot in the arm from one of his favorite singing groups. after requests from former first lady barbara bush, the oak ridge boys serenaded him over the phone. they sang a verse from "amazing grace" and "elvira" and now i have that song in my head. here are some other stories that we're watching for you today. thousands of people including fire fighters, police officers and first responders paid final respects to the first of two webster fire fighters killed in an ambush on christmas eve. a second funeral is being held tomorrow. the shooter, 62-year-old william spengler, killed himself. police have also charged a woman in connection with that ambush. >>> a san francisco high school teenager has been suspended and faces expulsion for expressing her feelings in a poem that she wrote about the newtown, connecticut shooting. the school says she violated their zero tolerance policy towards violence. >>> and nhl lockout negotiati
condition is not dire. the 41st president remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. he has been in the hospital since november 23rd. >>> in south africa, the granddaughters of nelson mandela say that he is alert and that he's doing well. the former south african president, he is back home after spending eight days in the hospital. >> it's important for people to remember that, you know, he is 95, after all. and that, you know, once in a while he needs, you know, medical care, medical attention. and you know, we're very grateful because, you know, he's surrounded by the best medical team, you know. he's very well taken care of, and he's very comfortable, and he's very happy. >> mandela was treated for a lung infection and underwent gallstone surgery. we're glad everyone is on the mend. >>> heartbreaking development for hundreds of americans trying to adopt children from russian orphanages. well, today president vladimir putin signed a law banning all u.s. adoptions. why? the ban is considered a payback of sorts for an american law passed two weeks ago. now, that law puts financia
at the methodist hospital in houston. a spokesman says he will continue his recovery there. good news. >>> now, to other news. in just three days, america will go over that fiscal cliff, unless, of course, these focus which we are about to show you prevent it. they're in control whether or not your taxes go up come new year's day. senate majority leader harry reid, minority leader, mitch mcconnell, john boehner and nancy pelosi. all four met at the white house yesterday afternoon with the president and vice president. and jessica yellin is our chief white house correspondent, and jessica, the president used his bully pulpit after that meeting to sort of reinforce the idea that senators need to get busy. so let's give that a listen first. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is dejavu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. well, we're now at the last minute. and the american people are no
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